Standard: 7.6.8 ||
New Ways of Viewing the World
Key Terms and People
humanism: a cultural movement of the Renaissance based on the study of classical works
secularism: the view that religion need not be the center of human affairs
vernacular: everyday spoken language of the people
Niccolo Machiavelli: he published a secular writing that described the reality of politics
individualism: the belief in the importance of the individaul, as opposed to the larger community
Summary: Renaissance thinkers focused on classical learning. Artists and writers developed new techniques, subjects, and themes.
Study Guide Questions
CP 481. How did individualism in the Renaissance differ from medieval ways of thinking?
CP 483. How did Renaissance art differ from the medieval art?
CYP 483, 1a. What three ideas made up the "new learning" in the Renaissance?
CYP 483, 1b. Are these three viewpoints important to our society today? Explain.
CYP 483, 2a. What ideas about art and beauty did Renaissance artists adopt from the ancient Greeks and Romans?
CYP 483, 2b. Why did Renaissance artists embrace realism in their work?
|Homework: Read chapter 17, section 2, and choose one assignment;